“If I were you…”: A Portal for ‘Knowledge-Sharing’

“The interaction during the ‘If I were you…’ session was excellent and very inspiring. It changed my approach towards exams and my idea about how I have to use my time too. I am very glad to have attended it” said Purnima Singh, III MBBS student after attending the ‘If I were you…’ event organized by the College of Medicine on April 21st, 2022 at GMU.


The event was facilitated by IV MBBS students for the benefit of their juniors in the III MBBS who are preparing to take their high-stake Phase II examination, which they have to pass to progress to the clinical years. The resource persons were Mouhannad Najib, Naail Ghazi & Sneha Venkataramani, students with brilliant portfolios, who are undergoing clinical training in our own Thumbay University Hospital.

The facilitators addressed concerns and questions raised by the III MBBS students, while also providing them with suggestions on how to organize themselves and prepare for the upcoming exams. They emphasized the importance of the preclinical sciences which laid the foundation for the clinical years. “The session gave us an insight about the different tools available to us to help excel in our exams”, said Radha Bahul, III MBBS student.


Emphasizing the importance of ‘knowledge-sharing’ among students, Dr. Janita Pinto, Assistant Professor in Microbiology and Phase II Coordinator, and the master-mind behind organizing this event said, “Sharing experiences by senior students can be an important source of influence on a student’s academic and personal development”.

Commending the senior students on their interest to contribute to other students’ learning and progress, Prof. Nelofar Khan, Head, Dept. of Biomedical Sciences, said, “It’s a noble gesture, timely conducted session to help the juniors plan well, manage time, use resources and succeed.”

Congratulating the students and faculty, Dean Prof. Manda Venkatramana said, “Students learn a great deal by participating in activities such as these which help them to develop skills in organizing and planning learning activities, evaluate their own learning and greatly enrich their portfolios”.

The outcome competencies of our signature MBBS program offered by the College of Medicine is aligned to the World Federation of Medical Education (WFME) Quality Standards, USA in addition to being aligned to international competency frameworks like ACGME, CanMEDS etc.

[View Gallery]